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What on-road signs are appropriate where a trail crosses a roadway?

Advance warning signs that define the upcoming crossing condition to approaching motorists are useful to provide notice and create awareness of the subsequent crossing. Warning signs are black on yellow, ...more >

What effect do in-street crosswalk signs have on drivers?

Example in-street sign. Motorist compliance with crosswalk laws increased dramatically in Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia, after in-street crosswalk signs similar to the ones shown in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices ( ...more >

How are "Sharrows" or shared-lane markings used to improve bicyclist safety?

At present, shared-lane markings are not in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and thus are considered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to be an experimental treatment ( ...more >

What are the safety issues for shared use pathways?

A 12-foot wide shared path with uses separated in Boulder, Colorado. Image: City of Boulder Physically separated from roadways, shared use pathways usually accommodate a variety of two-way nonmotorized travel. ...more >

What are the safety issues for shared use pathways?

A 12-foot wide shared path with uses separated in Boulder, Colorado. Image: City of Boulder Physically separated from roadways, shared use pathways usually accommodate a variety of two-way nonmotorized travel. ...more >

What objections might homeowners make to installing sidewalks in their neighborhoods and how can I address these concerns?

Walking is the most recommended form of exercise. People are more likely to do it when the "gym" is just outside the door. Yet landowner objections sometimes result in disconnected sidewalk systems that make walking in neighborhoods or on work breaks difficult and/ ...more >

What amenities should we consider in designing on-street facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists?

Pedestrians and bicyclists need to feel safe and welcome as they walk or ride along streets and when they cross streets. Specific amenities (facilities and services) usually flow out of pedestrian- and bicycle- ...more >

What amenities should we consider in designing on-street facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists?

Pedestrians and bicyclists need to feel safe and welcome as they walk or ride along streets and when they cross streets. Specific amenities (facilities and services) usually flow out of pedestrian- and bicycle- ...more >

Which do bicyclists prefer: in-street loop detectors or traffic signal detectors with pole-mounted, video-actuated detectors?

An in-street loop detector requires a bicycle to be on top of it to trigger the traffic signal to change. A beginning bicyclist may not know how to trigger the loop detector. The cyclist may be confused when waiting on the side of the road and the light does not turn green. ...more >

What are Complete Streets and why should we build them?

Complete streets are designed and operate to enable safe and convenient access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street. ...more >